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|Indian general election, 1964|
|All 415 seats to the Indian Legislative Assembly|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Lal Bahadur Shastri||Shripad Amrit Dange||Chaudhry Muhammad Ali|
|Party||[[Indian National Congress|Template:Indian National Congress/meta/shortname]]||[[Communist Party|Template:Communist Party/meta/shortname]]||[[All India Muslim League|Template:All India Muslim League/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||Soraon North cum Phulpur West||Bombay City North||Bahawalpur|
|Fourth party||Fifth party||Sixth party|
|Leader||Kingston Martel||Fateh Singh||Basawon Singh|
|Party||Liberal Party||[[Akali Dal|Template:Akali Dal/meta/shortname]]||[[Praja Socialist Party|Template:Praja Socialist Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader's seat||1st Madras European Seat||Amritsar||Hajipur|
Previous Prime Minister
The 1964 Indian general election was called following the death of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in order for his successor Lal Bahadur Shastri to gain a mandate.
The INC had been governing in coalition with the Praja Socialist Party since the 1962 election however following the death of Jawaharlal Nehru his successor, Lal Bahadur Shastri, decided to call a fresh election to gain a mandate for himself.
The election saw the governing parties both lose seats whilst opposition parties made gains. Following the election the INC formed a coalition with Akali Dal.